Thursday, June 11, 2009

On the Street……The Starlet, Governor’s Island


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  1. Designer Clothing

    June 11, 2009 at 8:16 am

    looks like a cocktail umbrella

  2. Woolfgang

    June 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Divine. inevitably classic

  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    June 11, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Ohhh lovely picture. Love the summer colours and the dress is the SUN?
    And the parasol. Great great!

  4. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Her neck is beautifully adorned. Her clavicles are highlighted perfectly.

  5. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 8:28 am


  6. JamieDOTBall

    June 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

    mustard yellow will forever be great and i think im in love :)

  7. Chloe

    June 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

    As someone who can't be out in the sun, it is my dreeeeam for umbrellas to come back in style. This is stunningly beyond gorgeous. Love it.

  8. Peeptoes

    June 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

    lovely dress and color!


  9. Koko

    June 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    love it

  10. Cecylia

    June 11, 2009 at 8:40 am

    A very well put-together outfit. Love the details on her sleeves. Bring back the lady-like glamour!


  11. Elly + Yin

    June 11, 2009 at 8:41 am

    What a beautiful summery colour!

  12. Brigadeiro

    June 11, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Absolutely beautiful! The colour, the drape, the parasol…everything!

  13. AAT

    June 11, 2009 at 8:43 am


    so what were YOU wearing, Mr Shuman?

  14. mina

    June 11, 2009 at 8:43 am

    absolutely lovely!

  15. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 8:48 am


  16. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 8:50 am

    love. so coquettish!

  17. Maud

    June 11, 2009 at 8:50 am

    this picture makes me grin! i love how impish she looks! oh to go to governor's island, you make it seem like a positively glorious spot forgotten by time!

  18. MM

    June 11, 2009 at 8:57 am

    wow this is just amazing ,
    do you read your comments btw (: ? haha

  19. amalie

    June 11, 2009 at 8:58 am

    that is cute

  20. Simone

    June 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    love the way her hair matches the detail in the umbrella..what a wonderful color pallet…

  21. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    June 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

    What a beatiful parasol, and not to mention the lightning in the photo. I love the feeling of summer!! :)

  22. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Gorgeous and chic!!!!!

  23. auxpaysdesmerveilles

    June 11, 2009 at 9:09 am


  24. whyioughtta

    June 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Oh how I hope parasols make a comeback…can you imagine beautiful parasols in the parks and even on the streets of cities everywhere? Their time has come (back).

  25. Nina Yasemin

    June 11, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Very classy!

  26. cloudy

    June 11, 2009 at 9:30 am

    perfection! that dress, those gloves, that parasol, those eyes, those lips and THAT dimple… perfection!

  27. cloudy

    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    perfection! that dress, those gloves, that parasol, those eyes, those lips and THAT dimple… perfection!

  28. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    This is such a beautiful girl and outfit. It reminds me so much of an equally beautiful Michelle Williams on the red carpet I guess a few years ago now, in a yellow dress (?Vera Wang), red lipstick and loose low chignon. She copped a bit of flack but she really opened my eyes to yellow.

    Chloe – apropos parasols and umbrellas, they're quite common here in Sydney during summer. Just do it!

  29. Anik L.

    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

  30. Karen

    June 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I love the parasol, adds a nice touch to her vintage ensemble. :D

  31. ec

    June 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

    That's Kristen Minksy of The Minksy Sisters

    She's a sweetheart in real life too!

  32. May Kasahara

    June 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I wish I could've seen all the attendees at this years event. everyone is always so stunning * * *

  33. Soren Lorensen

    June 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

    those little white gloves are killing me….so delicate.

    to me she looks sort of like a Toulouse Lautrec painting, because of the eyes, the red lip, the hair, and the shoae she is making.

  34. Carmen

    June 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Wow – this is gorgeous! I love everything about it – the delicate gloves, the look in her eye, the red lips and of course the great color of her dress.

  35. Zakuro

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Like bourgeois madame.
    Nice yellow dress with Japanese classical umbrella.

  36. life according to celia...

    June 11, 2009 at 10:11 am

    her hair! i love her hair!!

  37. liri

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

    yes, she looks like painting

  38. Mujer imperfecta

    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 am


  39. Stephanie C.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:25 am

    beautiful and CLASSY.

    the color of her dress is not so easy to wear, but she looks stunning in it.

    i need a pretty umbrella like that. i live in the tropics and cannot be in the sun for long. her umbrella is a stylish solution- no "hat hair"!

  40. ana

    June 11, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I love her gloves and her beutiful dress and her umbrella!!!!
    you take so perfect pictures

  41. The Comet

    June 11, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Fresh and juicy as summertime fruit..

    xxxo HH

  42. Maria Confer

    June 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    So gorgeous and lovely.

  43. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Where oh where can one find that gorgeous dress!?!

  44. Danger is my middle name

    June 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

    love the gloves!

  45. loveroffashion

    June 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Classy Lady!

  46. Beth

    June 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Wow love this ladies whole vibe.
    The gloves, the dress that parasol-lovely!

  47. Hallie

    June 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    holy wow this is lovely! actually the whole governor's island set is terrific and wonderfully civilized(i say this as i throw on jeans and beat up converse before heading to work…sigh).

  48. Jack Daniel

    June 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

    She's perfect. I wish more people would dress this way.

  49. Montreal Street Views

    June 11, 2009 at 11:33 am


    This looks like a great event, must have a really nice day to spend shooting!


  50. matilda

    June 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Just perfect.

  51. koala

    June 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

    OMG I AM IN LOVE. sooo amazing. i wish i had the courage to pull this of!!

  52. Julie

    June 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I love the parasol! I've actually seen a few of them out here in CA, so maybe there are making a comeback!

  53. Cristina

    June 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

    What a lovely look. I nearly bought some gloves like that a few weeks ago. I think I may have to go back and get them now.

  54. M

    June 11, 2009 at 11:54 am

    That shot is amazing. Everything about it.

    (And it took me a long time to say that,when I want to comment on your posts everyday; but I just can't because I feel intimidated.) ;)

  55. Sade Jasal

    June 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    How chic. I love the dress.

  56. yves

    June 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm


    coquettish & stunning!


  57. Kate G.

    June 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    It doesn't get any more Gatsby than this. Your Governor Island shots are always a hoot. Did you carry a flask to the shoot and will you be posting more shots of the dancers? I hope so!

  58. jewlover2

    June 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Parasols are so underrated. they are absolutely wonderful for the sun and fit my 1940's style perfectly. I stand out but I don't care. :) I'm nice and protected from the sun.

  59. Eeda

    June 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    This is such a gorgeous picture — very old Hollywood!

  60. Fannah

    June 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    The most beautiful gloves ever. I own some kind of those but I just can't wear them with anything, anywhere. Dárn it suits her.

  61. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Beautiful picture. Where and what is governers island?

  62. ghanaboy14

    June 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    she's radiant! Makes me want to visit the 20s! I love the sleeves of the dress.

  63. * Lucy *

    June 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    gosh every picture you take makes the world look like such a beautiful place. This picture is timeless,
    i wish everyone wore red lipstick and gloves again!

  64. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Ava Gardner lives. Stunning in every way.

  65. Johan och Emil

    June 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    All your pics are to die for

  66. The Danettes

    June 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    What a princess!!! Wauv!

  67. Laura

    June 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    What's really great about this photo is that she may be in head to toe vintage but she doesn't look like she's wearing a costume. She manages to look Classic and Modern at the same time.

  68. Susana

    June 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    This is my favorite photograph ever! I love the combination of red and mustard (which is my favorite fashion color). It is perfect!

  69. Hannah

    June 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I LOVE mustard and red/orange. She's exquisite!

  70. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    June 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Oh my, she's gorgeous!
    And her outfit could almost win me over to the all-vintage look. I know that's a weird thing for a vintage dealer to say, but I'm more of a mixer (as in vintage/contemporary mix).
    Thanks for sharing, as usual!

  71. Jenny

    June 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    This is beyond stunning!!!!
    I'm truly in love…

  72. LandGirlontheHomeFront

    June 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm


  73. leverdujour

    June 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This is simply brilliant.
    I love those gloves! I think I saw a knitting pattern for lace gloves that looked like them. I should get on those immediately!

  74. die Blume

    June 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    This picture is simply perfect!

  75. Frangisguardo

    June 11, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    strepitosa ed elegante

  76. cami falcĂŁo

    June 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    nice portrait!!! love her make up and hair. the umbrella makes the whole thing special.

  77. Shezshe

    June 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm


  78. Natasha

    June 11, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    LOVE IT!

  79. laila in life

    June 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  80. Bleu Clothing

    June 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    i am loving all your photos from Governor's Island. they are elegant and nastolgic….a nice throwback to Grey Gardens and classic East Coast!

  81. GNanotherBM

    June 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Everything is so nicely done. Even her gorgeous smile.

  82. Seditionaire

    June 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!! This might sound completely redundant to New Yorkers…but WHAT IS THIS EVENT on Governor's Island w/ the swing band and period costumes?!
    I know you've posted pics from it before, so I'm guessing it's a yearly affair? Would love to know some more about it, as the way your portray it, Sart, it looks like my idea of heaven!

    All the best from Montreal!
    Your friendly neighbourhood Seditionaire!

  83. SCISI

    June 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    reminds me of the cherry blossom party scene in the Memoirs of a Geisha film:)

  84. lukekeli

    June 11, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    How do you get such beautiful colours…do you shoot in the afternoon sun…doesn`t look like fill flash?

  85. Jack McCready

    June 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    The parosol is a needed item for the summer women. Take note.

  86. Angie

    June 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    stunning! both the woman and the photography

  87. Miiicha

    June 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Love it! Love the gloves.

  88. Bookworm

    June 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Stunning photograph. So playful and summery. Love the gloves and the parasol. She looks like a vintage '50s movie star!

  89. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Feel its the wrong yellow for her, but the style is beautiful on her body and the accessories and pose are spot on.

  90. Bombshell Kitten

    June 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    J'adore! The dress is simply fabulous, and the red lip really sets if off. How clean and elegant!

  91. Kalli

    June 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Gorgeous – love the red smile and gloves.

    I have this paper parasol in cobalt blue – she probably got it as I did in Chinatown, at Pearl River on Broadway:

  92. Bayley.

    June 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Stunning gloves, make the whole outfit!
    I'm new – check me out :D

  93. noelakadjtambour

    June 12, 2009 at 12:38 am

    *sigh* how very very pleasant the colors are…mustard & green with specks of red! she has a lovely face and nice contour…awesome photograph!

  94. Plus Size Dresses

    June 12, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Wow… This pic is just looking Amazing…

  95. PoetryInMotion

    June 12, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Yes, the gloves are amazing! And I love that yellow.

  96. Suzanne

    June 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    she is absolutely perfect!
    The dress, the hair, those eyes, the gloves and the parasol. She looks stunning!

  97. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 2:18 am


  98. Catherine like Deneuve

    June 12, 2009 at 3:48 am

    All of these Governor's Island shots show people looking great, classic and above all cool and comfortable. Why did we stop dressing that way?

  99. No Name Nothings

    June 12, 2009 at 4:12 am

  100. gbarbie

    June 12, 2009 at 5:14 am

    A wonderful japanese umbrella!…
    This woman is so beautiful with such a colonial allure!!

  101. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Where do these people get their clothes from??

  102. suzanne nelson

    June 12, 2009 at 6:18 am

    This beautiful girl is a perfect example of how so many of the 'real' people you shoot are so much more interesting and inspiring to look at than bland shapeless models in many fashion magazines. Editor's take note. Fashion NEEDS you and the stylish people you document , Sart!

  103. Nicole

    June 12, 2009 at 7:20 am

    One best looks I have seen for a long time. She is adorable.

  104. NutriGirl

    June 12, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Stylish, classy and gorgeous!

  105. Dicoyco

    June 12, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Sophisticated what!!!

  106. budgetchic

    June 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Wow, the color on that dress is amazing!

  107. Marisa

    June 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

    So far my favorite outfit! Beautiful!

  108. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Parasols are everywhere in Shanghai when it gets (too) hot and (too) sunny. I guess that it's the same in many Asian places, where a white, flawless skin is a must.

  109. Olviya

    June 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

    what a lovely coquette!

  110. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 11:26 am


  111. Stephanie

    June 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    This picture is beautiful, very thirties. The color of her dress and her lipstick are the perfect combination.

  112. thegrim244m

    June 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    i love her confidence…

  113. Made To Measure, NY

    June 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    She's so gorgeous.

  114. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    no one has said anything about the moustache! it's drawn on!

  115. Dajda

    June 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    My goodness, is this real? She looks stunning!

  116. a.m.

    June 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    love the parasol, the dress, her hair, her smile, everything! perfect picture!!

  117. asliceofretailheaven

    June 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I need an umbrella like that! Oh, and those fishnet gloves! What a fabulous look for a lawn party.

  118. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    This is the lovely Kristen Minksy, of the tap dancing duo, the Minsky Sisters! ! She IS lovely-inside and out!!

    There are a handful of vintage events like this around town…another Governor's Island gig in September…and Wit's End is a fantastic 20s/30s evening on the Bowery ( )…the next one is June 27th! Dances of Vice is another fantastic vintage event- 18th century through Jazz Age fun! ( )

  119. Trishe

    June 12, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    The details are wonderful.I especially love the parasol and gloves!

  120. Magdalena

    June 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I love yellow dresses in combination with dimpled smiles!

  121. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I owned this same parasol and bought in Chinatown NYC ten years ago. It finally ripped so badly I couldn't use it anymore. I now live in San Francisco so don't get to use my parasols very much. They are the best for sunshade.

  122. Anonymous

    June 13, 2009 at 4:02 am

    trop belle

  123. Anonymous

    June 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    She looks like she's a character from an Edith Wharton novel. Love it.

  124. Tiger Fodder

    June 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    A classic. I love the lines of the dress. The gloves are just amazing. The make up and the hair are perfect for the look.

  125. The Cupcake Stand

    June 14, 2009 at 1:13 am

    i am in love with this look! gorgeous.

  126. asliceofretailheaven

    June 14, 2009 at 1:36 am

    For those that are wondering where you can buy a parasol… has a nice selection. You can also get the lace gloves too.


  127. modazkrakowa

    June 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Oh lovely outfit. Pretty woman.

  128. This is so pretty, especially the parasol.

  129. FiL

    June 15, 2009 at 9:49 am



  130. Anonymous

    June 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, the 40ies are back! Looks wonderful though! Unfortunately never have seen such a (nicely 1940-retro-dressed) woman on street yet!

  131. ticktock89

    June 16, 2009 at 12:15 am

    GORGEOUS! i wish the mass population would still dress like this.

  132. Chang

    June 16, 2009 at 12:30 am

    gorgeous combination, the dress and the oriental umbrella

  133. Chanel

    June 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

    A classic style, a classic beauty

  134. Kwil

    June 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Great fluttery sleeves and beautiful lines, a rich golden sunset color. Totally put-together and timeless. Love it. If I had a dress like this, I would MAKE occasions to wear it.

  135. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 1:49 am

    this puts a smile on my face!!!

  136. TheLuxuriousVagabond

    June 17, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Her smile is so alluring. With everything else, it makes one wonder what special thing she's smiling about–life, herself, something fleeting thing passing by?

  137. Dina

    June 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Immaculate to the tiniest detail!

  138. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 4:25 am

    The mustard jaune on a brunette with red lips – perfection

  139. suziwong

    June 23, 2009 at 1:36 am

    WOW, WOW, WOW. This photo, for me Sart, is your very best.

  140. Mira

    June 24, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Hey, I would love seeing more women mixing class and fun like this lille beauty:)

  141. MissPrivate

    June 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I love the look in her eyes. She is like a 1920's silent movie star brought to color.

  142. pärlbesatt

    September 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I'd kill for dimples like hers…

  143. Anonymous

    September 7, 2009 at 5:30 am

    this is Jennie Eisenhower, isn't it? Looks like her to me anyway..

  144. JJ

    September 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    So classic and beautiful! The parasol really completes the look.

  145. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    She is so classically beautiful….. sort of reminds me of Keira Knightley in Atonement. The dress, gloves, and parasol are classy and classic!

  146. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Ah…love her gloves, romantic era here i come!

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